EDRI Ranked 1st


 The Ethiopian Development Research Institute has been ranked 1st among Think Thanks in Ethiopia and 15th in Sub-Saharan Africa by the Global Go To Think Tank Index 2014 report.

The report has been launched on Wednesday 4 February at the Economic Commission for Africa. On the launching event, a panel discussion aimed at increasing the debate on the role of think tanks in the policy making process.

The report and its findings were presented by Mr. Steve Glovinsky, Special Advisor to the Executive Secretary, UNECA. Following was a panel discussion on “The Role of Think Tanks in the Policy-making Process” and Dr. Mulu Gebreyesus, a Senior Researcher at the Ethiopian Development Institute was among the panel participants. Other participants included, Dr. Andreas Eshete, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Government of Ethiopia; Professor Chidozie Emenuga, Chief Country Economist, African Development Bank; Dr. Fareed Arthur, Advisor (Strategic Matters), Bureau of the Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission; and Mr. Steve Glovinsky, UN Economic Commission for Africa.

The Global Go To Think Tank Index is an initiative of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Programme (TTSCP) of the University of Pennsylvania. TTSCP’s goal is to increase the profile and performance of think tanks and raise the public awareness of the important role think tanks play in governments and civil societies around the globe.

The index ranks the world’s leading think tanks in a variety of categories, drawing on a panel of over 1,900 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions around the world. It is used by academics, journalists, donors and the public to locate and connect with leading public policy research centres globally.  

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The 23 ACBF supported organizations ranked in the 2014 Global Go To Think Tank Report are:

1.       Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Kenya (No.1)

2.       Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Senegal (No.4)

3.       Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA), Botswana (No. 5)

4.       Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA), Ghana (No. 10)

5.       African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Kenya (No. 11)

6.       Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), South Africa (No. 13)

7.    Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), Ethiopia (No. 15)

8.       Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC), Uganda (No. 16)

9.       Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA), Ethiopia (No. 17)

10.   Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES), Cote d’Ivoire (No. 28)

11.   Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), Ghana (No.34)

12.   Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Tanzania (No.42)

13.   Strategic Transformation and Policy Centre (STPC), Cabo Verde (No. 45)

14.   Centre d’Etudes de Politiques pour le Développement (CEPOD), Senegal (No. 46)

15.   Programme de Troisième Cycle Inter-universitaire en Economie (PTCI), Burkina Faso (No.48)

16.   Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), Kenya (No. 54)

17.   Centre de Recherches, d’Etudes et d’Appui à l’Analyse Economique à Madagascar (CREAM), Madagascar (No. 55)

18.   Centre Autonome d’Etudes et de Renforcement des Capacités pour le Développement au Togo (CADERDT), Togo (No.56)

19.   Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER), Nigeria (No.57)

20.   Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI), Zimbabwe (No. 58)

21.   Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), South Africa (No. 59)

22.   Swaziland Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (SEPARC), Swaziland (No. 62)

23.   Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), Rwanda (No.63)


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